Fast iterative solvers for boundary value problems on a local spherical region


  • Quoc Thong Le Gia School of Mathematics and Statistics University of New South Wales Sydney
  • Thanh Tran School of Mathematics and Statistics University of New South Wales Sydney



boundary value problem, unit sphere, additive Schwarz method


Boundary value problems on local spherical regions arise naturally in geophysics and oceanography when scientists model a physical quantity on large scales. Meshless methods using radial basis functions provide a simple way to construct numerical solutions with high accuracy. However, the linear systems arising from these methods are usually ill-conditioned, which poses a challenge for iterative solvers. We construct preconditioners based on an additive Schwarz method to accelerate the solution process for solving boundary value problems on local spherical regions. References
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